"...this is a grand addition to any library, gently demonstrating how we find friends where we least expect to." - SLJ
"A daring dose of humor, metafiction, and pardonable pandering to nonreaders and librarians alike." - Kirkus
★ "A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
We are so happy to announce that we have placed world rights to debut author Natalie Dias Lorenzi's middle-grade novel Flying the Dragon, which tells the alternating stories of Hiroshi, a Japanese boy struggling to adjust to American language and traditions, and his American cousin Susan, who is now faced with needing to be "Japanese enough" for her newly arrived extended family, until they unite as a kite fighting team, to Emily Mitchell at Charlesbridge, for publication in spring 2013.
Natalie has been producing teacher's guides to published children's books for some time now, helping her fellow authors and getting raves for her work, so it's especially wonderful to know her first book will be hitting the shelves soon!